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Sir Edmund Hillary Centenary Celebration: Selina Tusitala Marsh performs ‘NZ, the Lucky Country’

Sir Edmund Hillary Centenary Celebration: Selina Tusitala Marsh performs ‘NZ, the Lucky Country’

NZ Poet Laureate Selina Tusitala Marsh performs ‘New Zealand, the Lucky Country’ and her new poem about Sir Ed, ‘Hillary’s Step’ at the Sir Edmund Hillary Centenary Celebration –…

Sir Edmund Hillary Centenary Celebration: Professor Clive Gilson’s closing speech on Hillary legacy

Sir Edmund Hillary Centenary Celebration: Professor Clive Gilson’s closing speech on Hillary legacy

Chair of the Hillary Centenary Steering Committee, Professor Clive Gilson’s closing speech on the Hillary legacy at the Sir Edmund Hillary Centenary Celebration – a Hillary Centenary Steering Committee…

Sir Edmund Hillary Centenary Celebration: Neil Quigley on the UoW’s Hillary Scholarship Programme

Sir Edmund Hillary Centenary Celebration: Neil Quigley on the UoW’s Hillary Scholarship Programme

Vice Chancellor of the University of Waikato, Professor Neil Quigley, speaks on the University of Waikato’s Sir Edmund Hillary Centenary Scholarship Programme at the Sir Edmund Hillary Centenary Celebration…

New Zealand the Perfect Place to Shape Ed Hillary

New Zealand the Perfect Place to Shape Ed Hillary

“I ended up in boat-drunk summery Auckland because I wanted to figure out, 10 years after Sir Edmund Hillary’s death, how the first person to climb Mount Everest ever happened. I promise that is…

Anniversary of Ed Hillary’s South Pole First

Anniversary of Ed Hillary’s South Pole First

It was the first few days of 1958 and the two teams of the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition were converging on the South Pole. Although it was not meant to be a race, New Zealand…

Getting to Know NZ Explorer Helen Thayer

Getting to Know NZ Explorer Helen Thayer

Helen Thayer left New Zealand in 1961 after marrying American helicopter pilot Bill, first living in Guatemala and Honduras, before settling in the United States. But, interviewed via email from her home at the…

Antarctic Adventure

Antarctic Adventure

Watch this 1957 clip by the New Zealand National Film Unit to see the Antarctic Adventure of the New Zealand section of the British Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition’s Antarctic Adventure, which was led by Sir…

Best Bank Note in the World

Best Bank Note in the World

New Zealand’s new $5 note has taken out the ‘Banknote of the Year’ award at the International Bank Note Society’s (IBNS) annual meeting, as reported in Business Insider. “We are proud of all…

New Zealand’s Everest – Mount Cook

New Zealand’s Everest – Mount Cook

With its 12,218ft, Mount Cook is not only the highest mountain in New Zealand, but also one of its most striking assets, which attracts climbers, mountaineers and tourists alike. Because of its off-the-beaten-track location, approximately…

ONE News: Sir Edmund Hillary Obituary

ONE News: Sir Edmund Hillary Obituary

ONE News’ Wendy Petrie looks back at the life of Sir Edmund Hillary, who passed away on January 11, 2008. The video takes you through Sir Edmund’s amazing life…

Classic Weet-Bix TV Ad – Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Climb Mount Everest

Classic Weet-Bix TV Ad – Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Climb Mount Everest

In this classic Weet-Bix ad two miniature versions of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay make their ascent of Mount Everest. While no one believes the two can climb it,…

Kiwi Jeweller Gets His Handles on Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Coach

Kiwi Jeweller Gets His Handles on Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Coach

The Queen took her first ride in the new Diamond Jubilee state coach yesterday, parts of which were Kiwi made. The coach’s first journey took the Queen to the State Opening of Parliament. The coach is…

Nepal Opens Peaks Named After Hillary, Tenzing to Foreign Climbers

Nepal Opens Peaks Named After Hillary, Tenzing to Foreign Climbers

Nepal has honoured the first conquerors of Everest, naming two Himalayan mountains Hillary Peak and Tenzing Peak. A government panel last September recommended two unnamed mountains be called Hillary Peak and Tenzing Peak…

Hillary and Tenzing: Friendship at the Roof of the World

Hillary and Tenzing: Friendship at the Roof of the World

Everest conquerors Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay climbed the world’s highest mountain together and ascended its peak “almost together”. Yet the controversy surrounding which of the climbers took the first step on to the…

A Tribute to Sir Edmund Hillary – Sand Art

A Tribute to Sir Edmund Hillary – Sand Art

Watch this video by Marcus Winter that celebrates one of New Zealand’s greatest achievements and acknowledges the man who conquered the world’s highest mountain, Sir Edmund Hillary.

Trailer: Beyond The Edge

Trailer: Beyond The Edge

For the first time ever, Sir Edmund Hillary will be brought back to life on the big screen using both original colour footage and photographs in this breath-taking 3D…

Beyond the Edge Premieres in Toronto

Beyond the Edge Premieres in Toronto

“In 1953, no one even knew if it could be done,” says Auckland-based Leanne Pooley, director of the 3-D documentary Beyond the Edge, which chronicles Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay’s…

Mountain Peaks to Be Named in Their Honour

Mountain Peaks to Be Named in Their Honour

Nepal is set to name two Himalayan peaks after New Zealander Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, the men who were the first to reach the top of the world’s highest mountain on…

Sir Edmund Hillary on Omnibus in 1954

Sir Edmund Hillary on Omnibus in 1954

Take a look at this 1954 Omnibus clip featuring Sir Edmund Hillary and the climbers of Mount Everest. Hillary tells the story of his challenging expedition to become the…